Donald Trump’s former communications director has said there are people in Washington trying to topple the President.
Anthony Scaramucci, who was sacked last month after just 10 days on the job, said there are “elements” within the White House trying to “eject” Mr Trump.
“What happens in Washington... is the President is not a representative of the political establishment class, so for whatever reason the people have made a decision that they want to eject him,” Mr Scaramucci told ABC.
“I think there are elements inside of Washington, also inclusive in the White House, that are not necessarily abetting the President’s interests or his agenda.”
When asked to identify the individuals, he said he had already “named some names”.
He added that Mr Trump needed to bring in “more loyalists” to carry out his agenda.
During his brief time working for the President, Mr Scaramucci turned the White House upside down. His hiring led to the departures of both Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus, Mr Trump’s former press secretary and chief of staff, respectively.
Mr Scaramucci told a New Yorker reporter that Mr Priebus was a “paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac” and accused him of leaking information to journalists. The following day, Mr Trump announced on Twitter that he was replacing Mr Priebus with John Kelly, the Secretary of Homeland Security.
After more than 200 days in office, Mr Trump has still not secured a major legislative victory.